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The New BodyBugg vs. The Old BodyBugg


Big changes have come to the BodyBugg, making it better than ever.
Longtime readers will remember that I tried out and reviewed a BodyBugg late last year and early this year. That model, which was grey and white and used a AAA battery, has been replaced with a new slim, light black model. BodyBugg was nice […]

Get Biking


With the carefree days of summer quickly descending on us, it’s high time to start doing something active and outdoors. Bike riding is a great, healthy, fit place to start.
I grew up with a bicycle practically surgically attached to my body. I literally biked everywhere I could — to the store, to town, to my […]

Three Easy Ways to Get Back on Track


Over the past year, I’ve started and stopped exercise routines at least three times.  Twice it was because of illness and once because my work schedule was just too hectic and stressful.  Getting back on the exercise wagon can be tough, but I’ve learned three things:

Schedule exercise.  That’s right, go ahead and include four or […]

80 Days to Train for a Marathon


Well, it’s been 30 days since my last training update and I’m happy to say that my husband and I are well on our way to that marathon. I was pretty nervous about all of the training runs we were going to have to do. You see, I’ve had knee and hip issues for a […]

Get Beach-Ready With Body By Glamour


The first hints of warm weather are starting to nudge into the days and grass is beginning to look positively green … ish. With the tendrils of spring spreading across our lawns and parks, you are probably starting to feel the familiar nudge to shed winter’s layers (including those extra pounds lingering from all the […]

Understanding My Body Thanks to BodyBugg


You would think after 20-some-odd years, I would know my body, how it functions, what it needs … But I have to admit, I think I have fallen out of touch with it in recent years. Pushed to the limit with stress, exhaustion and demands, I replaced positive patterns of eating for my size with […]

Join the 2009 National Body Challenge


Recommitting yourself to a healthier you is a good task for the New Year. And me, I’ll take all the help I can get. I’ve just joined up with Discovery’s Health 2009 National Body Challenge. Once you sign up you get a daily healthy menu plan that includes links to recipes, a daily fitness routine, […]

30 Workouts in 30 Days! Day 5


Image by rockymountainhigh via FlickrIt’s New Year’s Resolution time again. While I don’t typically make them (after all, why wait until January 1st to do something you know you need to do), I am attempting something that’s very much like a New Year’s Resolution. In my constant effort to maintain a healthy weight and keep […]

The Road to a Half Marathon… the Finish Line!


Wow. Just wow. I’m curled up on my couch because my legs aren’t working quite right. But yesterday, my husband and I ran our very first half marathon.
That’s my medal at the top right. Yep. My very own finisher medal! So, how did I do? How do I feel now? How did I feel then? […]

The Road to a Half Marathon… Part 3


Momentum is a funny thing. When I was at the peak of my training, running three times per week, with long runs between 10 and 12 miles, there was nothing you could do to stop me. I’d run through pain, exhaustion, stress, heat, cold, rain, wind, and even illness.
Since I injured my leg however, my […]